Make an impact on global business organisations with the practical skills, industry experience and entrepreneurial spirit you'll gain on our BA/BSc Business and Management degree course. Our course, taught at the Business School for the Creative Industries, aims to make you a world-leading creative professional in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth. Each unit of the course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative business sector, and you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of five industry areas - Fashion, Games, Music, Cosmetics and Beauty or Lifestyle. In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing, finance and accounting, and learn about project and operations management. You’ll also understand the importance of management and organisation behaviours, and learn about launching your own enterprise. As well as developing knowledge and skills in e-commerce, you’ll gain an understanding of law within the creative industries in your second year, as well as international business practice and building your own business management style. You'll then complete your Professional Practice Year - giving you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be confident and engaged in creative workplaces. Throughout your placement, your course team will support you, making use of our extensive industry connections to help facilitate you to find the right placement for you. In your final year, you will learn about business strategy, conduct thorough research and gain a deep understanding of sustainability and business ethics. You’ll complete your studies with your final project, which will either evolve from your experience working for an organisation or can be delivered as a business plan or consultancy project. Related courses
- BA/BSc (Hons) Arts & Cultural Management (with Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Events & Festivals Management (with Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Fashion & Business Management (with Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Music & Business Management (with Professional Practice Year)
In Year 1, you'll be introduced to the University and the workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity, including marketing fundamentals, an introduction to finance and accounting, and project and operations management. In Year 2, the focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. You’ll cover areas such as E-business and E-marketing, Law for the creative industries, professional practice and business placement. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement. Year 3 will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. You’ll cover areas such as business strategy, business research, Enterprise sustainability and business ethics.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two. To enter directly into year two, you’ll need to have studied 120 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one year of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110
For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/
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Additional entry requirements
An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/